Video conferencing transcription is more and more prevalent with companies like GoToMeeting, Phone.com, Cisco, and others offering web conferencing. But, is that all about to change and become automated? Are you concerned that one of your transcription services could be eliminated? Maybe you should be.
According to TechTarget, this could become a distinct possibility. If you have transcription skills in your tool chest and do video conferencing transcription, keep your eyes on the horizon. See what they say:
Zoom has become the first web conferencing vendor to offer automated transcription of online meetings — a feature expected to become ubiquitous in the next few years.
Microsoft is previewing a real-time transcription and translation feature in Skype Meeting Broadcast, its webinar platform. And numerous companies offer transcription of meeting recordings for a fee. But Zoom is believed to be the first to offer no-cost automated transcription services to its subscribers.
What Is a Video?
Wait! What is a video?
What Is Video Conferencing?
While I won’t get into the benefits of video conferencing now, you do need to have an understanding of what it is. So let’s take a look at what it is.
According to Wikipedia, video conferencing (videoconferencing) uses the technology of videotelephony. What’s that, you ask. Videotelephony uses both audio and video technologies to enable multiple users to hear and see what’s going on in a meeting.
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Why Do Small Businesses Use Video Conferencing?
Consider this. Small businesses use video conferencing for the following reasons:
- Meetings are easy to arrange.
- Attendees don’t have to travel.
- Video conferencing software is compatible with a wide variety of internet browsers.
- You can record the meetings.
- It’s a cinch to set up the video conferences.
Okay, so what does that have to do with transcription?
Video Conferencing Transcription
Now that you have an understanding of what a video is, what video conferencing is and the uses of video conferencing, let’s take a look at what video conferencing transcription is. To put it simply, it is transcribing the words that you hear that are on the video.
You need to be be concerned that companies may turn to – gasp! – automated transcription. With Zoom being in the forefront of this new technology, their competition is going to start creating their own automated methods. What does this mean for you? You need to be aware of this and polish your skills in new article marketing ventures that are popping up that will need your transcription skills.
Video Conferencing Transcription Alternatives
Video marketers are jumping on the bandwagon of creating videos as a way to get ahead of their competition – quickly. Something interesting that I read recently was that it’s estimated that more than 8 billion videos are watched on Facebook…daily. And, that’s just Facebook!
There are many reasons that a small business may want to get into the industry of creating and promoting videos. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons:
- Video Podcasts
- Training videos
- Video Advertising
- And these are just a few opportunities!
So don’t sit on your laurels and wait for video conferencing transcription by a skilled human transcriber go away. Video conferencing transcription is about to evolve. Start thinking about what else you can do in the lines of transcription now before you regret it! The transcription of video conferencing is not the only avenue you need to consider. Video marketers use videos for three main reasons:
- Bring in even more traffic with the use of search engine optimization (SEO)
- Improve customer engagement and customer experience
- Adapt to their audience needs and wants
So what are you waiting for?
Borlok Transcription started doing transcription in 2006, and started out doing all sorts of transcription. We started out in the freelance marketplaces like Elance.com and oDesk.com (now known as Upwork.com). It took us while to feel comfortable doing transcription, but we hung in there – and you can too!